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BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock

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BRS Reef Saver Live Rock is one of the most unique rocks that is available on the market today.  Reef Saver is not taken directly from the ocean, and does not impact living coral reef structures in any form.  It is always 100% free of nuisance algae or any type of pests.  



BRS Reef Saver rock is one of the easiest rocks to work with when aquascaping new tanks or adding more rock to an established tank.  



BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system

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Hi there,
What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
Question by: Chris on Sep 30, 2013 8:07:00 AM
Hey Chris,
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 30, 2013 8:07:00 AM
I'm setting up a 35 gallon 20inX20in cube, out of the three pukani, reef saver or Fiji which offers the smaller pieces my tank requires for me to get the best results aquascaping? Thanks!
Question by: Kyle on Nov 22, 2013 8:48:00 PM
Hi Kyle,
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 22, 2013 8:48:00 PM
Is the price shown here the price per pound? Thanks.
Question by: Steve on Sep 5, 2013 6:11:00 PM
Hi Steve,
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 5, 2013 6:11:00 PM
Hi, I am looking into getting into a reef tank. I understand I need to cure the rock, but could I keep fish during the process? Also, would 60 pounds of reef saver be a good amount for a 40 breeder?
Question by: Ethan Wood on Apr 10, 2016 4:52:00 AM
Great question!
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 13, 2016 6:57:00 PM
Do the rock come in certain sizes or just random?
Question by: Bobby on Feb 9, 2014 6:38:00 PM
Hi Bobby,
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 9, 2014 6:38:00 PM
What is the weight of one rock?
Question by: Logan on Apr 25, 2016 11:42:00 AM
Great question!
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 27, 2016 2:44:00 PM
I've just read a couple of articles saying that this rock has phosphates in it and to give it a Muriatic acid bath followed a Lanthanum Chloride treatment, is all this really necessary?
Question by: Vinny on Mar 30, 2016 7:22:00 AM
Great question!
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 31, 2016 7:06:00 PM
I am setting up a new tank and will add the rock with live sand and water at the same time. Can I just put this rock directly from the box into the tank without curing in water for a couple of weeks? Thanks,
Question by: Jonathon C on Mar 17, 2016 1:09:00 PM
Great question!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 18, 2016 9:53:00 AM
Is the price for the rock for a piece or by pound? If so, how big is the piece?
Question by: Frank on Apr 12, 2016 5:38:00 PM
Great question!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 18, 2016 6:19:00 PM
Do you ship reef saver rocks to Canada? Your website says no tonga, pukari etc.
Question by: Leo on Apr 20, 2014 11:26:00 AM
Hi Leo,
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 20, 2014 11:26:00 AM
I am starting a new tank with the Reef Saver Dry Live Rock and Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji pink sand. Should I start the cycle with the sand first while I cure the rock and add the rock later? Or can I start the cycle with both the sand and rock? What is your recommendation?
Question by: Calvin on Apr 23, 2014 3:37:00 AM
Hi Calvin,
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 23, 2014 3:37:00 AM
I have a 75 gallon reef tank with only 60 pounds of live rock I want to buy 50 pounds of reef save dry rock but what is the process to do to add it to my existing tank without a problem
Question by: Christian on Aug 2, 2014 1:59:00 AM
Hi Christian,
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Aug 2, 2014 1:59:00 AM
Because this rock is considered to be devoid of all pests and algae is it still a requirement to cure it prior to beginning to cycling my tank or can I just aqua scape add sand, water and continue on ?
Question by: Chris on Mar 9, 2016 9:41:00 AM
Great question!
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 9, 2016 3:54:00 PM
I am setting up a 120 gal and would like to buy 120lb of reef saver rock. Now if I use the Red Sea reef mature kit or Dr. Tim's bacteria to cycle the tank do I still need to do the 100% water change?
Question by: Michael Eaddy on Apr 3, 2016 10:09:00 PM
Great question!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 6, 2016 6:50:00 PM
Hello, i was going to buy some of this rock but i see that it does not display by how many pounds you guys sell it. How many pounds is the rock displayed?
Question by: Max on Jun 13, 2015 5:17:00 PM
Great Question,
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2015 4:17:00 PM
How big is each piece?
Question by: Chad on Mar 17, 2014 4:13:00 PM
Hey Chad,
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 17, 2014 4:13:00 PM
Hi I'm setting a 20 gal tank. Please recommend the quantity adequate. Can this be shipped to India??
Question by: Conrad on Feb 26, 2016 9:31:00 AM
Great question!
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 9:39:00 AM
Just bought some of the reef saver rock. What temp should water be to cure. I'm going to be adding these to established reef with existing live rock. I'm going to cure for 3-4 weeks. Should I ever change the curing water while curing? When cure is done, do I just rinse rock off and add to tank or something else?
Question by: stanton on May 13, 2014 11:55:00 AM
Hey Stanton,
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 13, 2014 11:55:00 AM
Do we type how many pounds we need of the live rock in the quantity feild? Like I would need 20 so I would just Type 20 in the quantity feild and I would get 20 pounds??
Question by: Ben on May 16, 2016 9:00:00 PM
Great question! All of our Dry Live rock is sold by the pound, meaning, quantity entered stands for pounds (lbs). Ex: 20qty = 20lbs :)
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 24, 2016 11:24:00 AM
Hello I have the reef saver rock and wanted to know how many pounds to put in 60 gallon tank ?
Question by: Hector on Jun 7, 2014 9:41:00 AM
Hi Hector,
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 7, 2014 9:41:00 AM
Good Morning! I'm wanting to create a couple of islands in my reef tank hopefully creating a "bonsai" look. I've ordered 60 lbs of the reef saver rock and wanted a few of the shelves with the base. But it would only let me order a minimum of 20 lbs which came to almost a $100. Is there any way that I can order less than that? I'm not sure how much 20 lbs of the shelf rock would be and I only wanted a few pieces to add to each island. Thank you for your help~
Question by: Janet on Jan 22, 2014 4:31:00 AM
Hi Janet,
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 22, 2014 4:31:00 AM
If this is 100% pest free, why does it need to be cured? I am replacing live rock I bought from a LFS in September of 2015 that I have been battling aptasia, bubble algae, and bryopsis with.
Question by: Randy on Jun 23, 2016 9:35:00 PM
Great question! We recommend curing all dry rock in order to establish a good starting population of beneficial bacteria within the pores. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 5:35:00 PM
I'm looking to add some dry rock to my existing setup? I will not be removing any of my current live rock I would just be adding the dry rock. So can I just put it right in or is there something I need to do to it first? Thanks for the help........Chris Turo
Question by: Chris T on Mar 31, 2014 1:28:00 PM
Hi Chris,
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 31, 2014 1:28:00 PM
Whats the average weight per a rock?
Question by: peter on Apr 8, 2016 10:19:00 PM
Great question!
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 12, 2016 5:32:00 PM
do you need to cure reef saver rock the same as you would live rock or is it fairly free of organics?
Question by: john on Sep 1, 2013 3:53:00 AM
Hey John,
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 1, 2013 3:53:00 AM
Howdy y'all, I've seen the video of Ryan chiseling and cutting the Pukani rock. Is the Reef Saver rock as easy to manipulate and cut? Thank you!
Question by: Blake on Oct 4, 2013 11:06:00 AM
Hi Blake,
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 4, 2013 11:06:00 AM
I am in the process of planning a new tank, a JBJ 45 rimless Cube AIO and was wonder what is the recommended amount of rock for a tank this size as well as the correct amount of sand for it. the actual display portion of the tank will be 26 x 16 x 21 I was going to use the ocean direct original grade sand approximately 1- 2 inches deep. Would you recommend another type of rock for this?

Thank you.
Question by: Rob on Dec 23, 2013 1:28:00 AM
Hey Rob,
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 23, 2013 1:28:00 AM
if I order 50 does that mean 50bls?
Question by: Diana on Oct 3, 2013 10:52:00 AM
Hi Diana,
Yes this product is sold by the pound, so the quantity that you order is the number of pounds that you are ordering.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 3, 2013 10:52:00 AM
does this rock have to acclamate
Question by: lynda on Oct 24, 2013 10:26:00 AM
Hi Lynda,
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 24, 2013 10:26:00 AM

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BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.



BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.



BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock.  However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.

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  • Totally mistake... By wooboodoo on 7/2/2016

    Clearly described that I would like to buy 3 big pieces of that rock (about 25lb each or so) received 2 boxes of crap, nobody had time to ask me if I want it, they just shipped...
  • Very nice rock By Cory on 6/23/2016

    LOL I bought rock that is funny... But for real 1st time buying from BRS and first time buying this rock. Very happy with the size and look. Small handful of rubble. And BRS did a great job picking, packing, and getting it to me. Kudos BRS
  • This rock is great By Israfil on 6/11/2016

    I think this rock is great but i think pukani is the best rock since it's a lot lighter and porous. Can't beat Mother Nature when it comes to these rocks. Other than that the rock was a bit powdery but that's why u gotta soak and cure it first before using it with fishes. I would use pukani a little more Dominantly in the system.
  • Very happy with this type of rock By Kevin on 6/6/2016

    I am new to the saltwater hobby, and as such I researched all sorts of different kinds of rocks for reef tanks. It was nearly a month of reading and watching videos on all sorts of rocks until I finally picked BRS reef saver rock.

    The single greatest point of information I could say to use on deciding what type of rock to choose are the BRS videos.

    I chose this rock for a couple of reasons.
    1) Love the fact its not taken directly from the ocean
    2) Easy to aquascape (the rock fits nicely between each piece)
    3) For the price it cant be beat.

    I live in Ontario, Canada and BRS ended up being the best choice for me for quantity, quality and price (even from USD to CAN dollars + shipping it up here) then compared to my local LFS stores / what was available to me.

    I also really enjoyed the variety of pieces that I received. I could tell that someone somewhere from BRS took the time to pick these out. I could take what was given to me, and create an interesting aquascape.
  • Perfect Rock and Eco Friendly!! By springerjjo on 6/5/2016

    I love this rock.. it was easy to aquascape and looks sharp in the aquarium. My neon dottyback darts in and out of the rock. It also sits well on top of the sand, I have a goby that even has room to burrow under the rock. Really great buy!!
  • Exactly what you see By VABullDawg on 5/30/2016

    The rock you receive looks exactly like what you see. They will even give you specific pieces if you specify what you want. When I get my next tank I will be purchasing this again for sure.
  • Rock Soli By Taylor on 5/17/2016

    I ordered 10 lbs for a nano tank that I am setting up and it arrived in three large pieces. I had been hoping to make an arch out of the rock and it worked very well. I was happy with the appearance of the rock that was shipped to me. I was kind of unhappy that there were some sides of the rock that were not as presentable as others which made it kind of difficult for me to create an aquascape that I liked, but in the end I was able to make it all work. That's my only complaint. Otherwise, I think the rock looks great and I can't wait to see how it looks when I'm finished with the project.
  • Good, but not great By Broc on 5/14/2016

    For the price this cannot be beat. I was very happy when setting up my 40 gallon tank. I bought 80 pounds which is too much but I wanted a good variety of rock to aquascape. I will use the extra 20 pounds in the future. Now, this rock does lock in pretty easy, but it crumbles a lot. You barely touch it and pieces break off. My tank is now 3 months old and when I use a simple tooth brush on the rock it creates a ton of dust. Even just blowing a powerhead directly during water changes will make it dust up. I did rinse it very vigorously in ro/di water bucket before putting in. Even during that process the bucket turned a very strong milky color. Only time will tell the long term ability of this rock.....
  • Great rock, easy to scape By Devon on 5/7/2016

    I bought 40lbs for my 24"x24"x12 cube and was able to make a great scape. I requested smaller pieces and the delivered. Wish I could attach a picture of the scape it is seamless and Looks great coming out of the water.
  • Great value! By Mike on 5/6/2016

    Easy to work with, though fairly heavy. Pieces were larger than I expected, so I didn't have to worry with stacking many smaller pieces together. I was able to create a stable arch using just 3 big hunks!
  • I'll Take Aquascaping on the Rocks for 200 Alex By William on 4/29/2016

    I will probably never start a new tank with live rock, ever, never ever again....... ever! The reef saver rock is great. You are reducing the impact on coral reefs, you are receiving a great product that is easy to aquascape, and it was very porus, which I was impressed with.

    Once again, this was a product that was bashed on the forums, I tried it anyway, and I had a small fear that it would not be as porus as I would like, but I was wrong. The stuff fits together like a 3D puzzle, you can take all of it and make it look like one big rock, if thats what you are in to these days. Great product and always friendly service at BRS!!
  • Best Rock I Have Ever Used! By Gerald on 4/25/2016

    Rock was very easy to stack and locked together great. Pieces of rubble can be be glued to the seams to make it look like one rock structure instead of just a pile of rocks

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